Portales man found dead

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Patrolman Chris Williams guards the north side of the North Avenue O crime scene Monday morning. The body of a 25-year-old man was found at 8 p.m. Sunday. The cause of death is currently unknown. Freedom New Mexico Portales police are investigating the death of a 25-year-old man found at 710 […]

Trial update: Expert says one of three shots fatal for ENMU student

The prosecution in the murder trial of 13-year-old DeAngelo Montoya spent most of Thursday morning questioning key scientific experts in attempt to link the defendant to the death of Angel Vale, 21. A DNA expert testified evidence obtained from one of two plastic cups found in a shed near the scene of the July 22 […]

Man shot in head in life-threatening condition

CNJ staff A 26-year-old man is being treated for life threatening injuries following a shooting Wednesday in south Clovis. Daniel Perez was taken to a Lubbock hospital shortly after being transported to Plains Regional Medical Center, according to Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller. Around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of […]

Arrests made in beating death of Clovis man in Hobbs prison

CNJ staff Three inmates were charged Wednesday in the Jan. 3 beating death of a Clovis man at a Hobbs prison. Martin Knief, 30, Lorenzo Mora, 30, and Christopher Morrisette, 31, have been charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, tampering with evidence and intimidation of a witness. Paul Lasner, 31, was pronounced […]

No one to blame in giraffe’s death

The Parks and Recreation Department is deeply saddened. First off because of the loss of our beloved “Jay” the giraffe. Secondly, because of the unfounded accusations that have been made by some of the “uninformed” citizens of Clovis. We realize that it is human nature to make quick judgments before knowing all of the facts […]

Monday morning briefing: A march, a meeting and a defiant death

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Monday morning march Join in or just show up to watch and reflect…the annual Martin Luther King Day march starts 9 a.m. today at Potter Park to 7th & Main Streets. There’s a rally at Legacy Life Church featuring the Rev. B.J. Choice, pastor […]

Death march survivor made new memories with family

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Courtesy photo Irvin “I.R.” Butler died Christmas Day in Lubbock, one day short of his 92nd birthday. Kevin Wilson Irvin “I.R.” Butler will be remembered for his time in the military and surviving a 55-mile death match. But he would have been just fine if people knew him as Grandpa. Butler died Christmas Day in […]

Women still waiting for closure in mother’s death

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Courtesy photo Aaron Quinones is charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and arson in connection with the Dec. 20, 2008, death of Elizabeth McAdams. Sharna Johnson Time drags on for Katie Murphy as the second anniversary of her mother’s death approaches. She’s still waiting for justice for Elizabeth McAdams, 52, slain in Clovis, on Dec. […]

a view from under the pew: death by cheese pizza

Editor’s note: Amos is a churchmouse, who types by hopping on the computer keyboard, but he can’t operate the capital shift keys, and he shuns punctuation marks – except dashes and hyphens.

Two charged in Muleshoe killing

Freedom New Mexico Two men have been charged in connection with a July 4 killing in Muleshoe but a grand jury has failed to return indictments in another deadly case. Daniel Mendoza, 20, and Michael Garcia, 25, were indicted Monday by a Bailey County Jury in connection to the death of 19-year-old Rolando Sauceda. Both […]